Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2020 to 06/30/2020
Manti-La Sal National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-La Sal National Forest,  FERRON RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-La Sal National Forest,  MONTICELLO RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-La Sal National Forest,  Sanpete Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Locatable Mining Rule - 36 CFR 228, subpart A
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/13/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2021 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 Nancy Rusho
202-731-9196
nancy.rusho@usda.gov 
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes revisions to its regulations at 36 CFR 228, Subpart A governing locatable minerals operations on National Forest System lands.A draft EIS & proposed rule should be available for review/comment in late 2020
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57214
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable. These regulations will be applicable to all NFS lands open to mineral entry under the United States Mining Law.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/02/2019 
Expected:07/2020
 
07/2020 John Shivik
801-625-5667
johnashivik@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=stelprd3843381
Location: UNIT - Ashley National Forest All Units, Boise National Forest All Units, Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units, Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Jackson, Moffat, Routt, Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, White Pine, Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber, Platte, Sublette, Teton, Weston, Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sagebrush lands in National Forests of Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, southwest Montana, southwest & south-central Wyoming and northern Colorado.
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Manti-La Sal National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Manti-La Sal National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 02/2020 
Expected:12/2021  01/2022 Tami Conner
435-636-3508
mlnfplanrevision@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Plan Revision. The Manti-La Sal National Forest is in the process of revising its Forest Plan pursuant to the 2012 Planning Rule (36CFR219). For more information, visit http:/bit.do/mlsnfplanningpage
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50121
Location: UNIT - Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Utah. COUNTY - Mesa, Montrose, Carbon, Emery, Grand, Juab, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Utah. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Manti-La Sal National Forest in Central and Southeastern Utah and Western Colorado.
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Manti-La Sal National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Crandall Canyon Mine Closure Water Pipeline Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/07/2020  03/2020 Trisha Jensen
435-636-3578
Trisha.Jensen@usda.gov 
Description: Crandal Canyon Pipeline -General Resources 8" water pipeline carrying mine water discharge from the portals of the Crandall Canyon Mine to the western banks of Huntington Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57144
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District, Manti-La Sal National Forest Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Sec 4 & 5, T16S, R7E, SLB&M. Pipeline to come from Crandall Canyon Mine Portal down FS Rd#50248 going off the road on the western bank into Huntington Creek. With an energy dissipator constructed on the western bank.
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Manti-La Sal National Forest,   FERRON RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Center Six Sheep and Goat Allotments EA
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 03/25/2020 
Expected:05/2020
 
05/2020 Mark Chamberlain
435-636-3585
mwchamberlain@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyzing effects and sustainability of Sheep grazing on six grazing allotments that are currently being grazed annually.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45719
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Sanpete. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area is located about 18 miles west of Huntington, Utah. It is situated on the east slope of the Wasatch Plateau, extending from Skyline Ridge southeastward to the Millers Flat road.
The Pines Habitat Maintenance Prescribed Fire Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/26/2020 
Expected:03/2020
 
04/2020 Russell Bigelow
928-333-6247
rbigelow@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to use prescribed fire to maintain historical fire return intervals in Ponderosa pine veg type on 5,935 acres. Improve vegetation and watershed conditions, improve forage production and minimize uncharacteristic wildfire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57231
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery, Sanpete, Sevier. LEGAL - T21 S R5 E Sections 1-3, 9-16, & 22-26; T21 S R6 E Sections 7, 18, 19, & 30 Salt Lake Meridian. Located on the Ferron Ranger District 6 miles northwest of Emery, UT. 12 miles southwest of Ferron, UT. 50 miles southwest of Price, UT. 125 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, UT.
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Manti-La Sal National Forest,   MONTICELLO RANGER DISTRICT (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bears Ears National Monument Management Plan
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning  Completed  Actual: 02/06/2020  03/2020 Christopher Kramb
435-636-3555
christopher.kramb@usda.gov 
Description: FS to serve as a co-lead and cooperating agency to the BLM in development of a management plan for the Shash Jaa unit of the BENM
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53580
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Southern portion of the Monticello Ranger District.
Cottonwood Range Improvements Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 02/12/2020 
Expected:03/2020
 
04/2020 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade existing or install new range improvements in order to improve livestock distribution and movement on the Cottonwood Allotment. This includes about ? mile of fence with a cattle guard, 7 new stock ponds, and upgrading 3 developed springs
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53213
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - (Section 4&8 of T34S, R21E; Sections 6, 11, 15,16 of T34S, R20E, Sections 1&12 of T34S, R19E and Section 31&33 of T33S, R20E). approximately 20 miles northwest of Blanding, UT and 20 miles west of Monticello, UT.
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Manti-La Sal National Forest,   Sanpete Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ephraim Canyon Non-Motorized Trails
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 02/20/2020  03/2020 Bill Broadbear
435-636-3516
bbroadbear@fs.fed.us 
Description: Build a sustainable non-motorized trail system that is easily accessible throughout most of the calendar year. There will be approx. 7.4 miles of new trail construction and 3.3 miles of previously unauthorized trails, authorized.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57308
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - T17S R5E Sec. 17, 18, 19, 20 Salt Lake Meridian, Sanpete County, UT. The trail system will be located in Ephraim Canyon(Sanpete County)beginning at the forest boundary and extending east (up canyon) to Lake Hill Campground.
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